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The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates to fill the position of Middle School Social Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The ideal candidate is a warm, creative, charismatic educator with expertise in and passion for social studies content and experience teaching the skills of research, organization, writing, close reading and collaboration. The ideal candidate has a successful record of creating strong relationships with students, is deeply knowledgeable about the subject area, is creative and collaborative and has demonstrated success at and enjoys working as an active member of a team. The ideal candidate uses a project based learning and student-centered approach to develop critical thinking and meaningful historical understanding.
Teaching 7th grade Geography and the Developing World and/or 8th grade Government;
Teaching daily morning check-in, academic flexblock, and/or a weekly advisory or other experiential education courses;
Participating in team meetings to discuss student progress;
Working collaboratively within the Upper School history department and middle school grade level teams.
A minimum of a BA in History, secondary education and/or a related field. An MA degree is preferred.
Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience in collaborative working environments.
Experience in differentiated instruction,project based learning, Collaborative Problem Solving, student-centered instruction and working with students with diverse learning needs preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) required.
Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
About PK-12 Education
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS), the country’s premier Jewish day school, ) is nationally renowned for the quality of education in general, Judaics and co-curricular studies; for the community that has been created for students, families and staff; innovation in preparing students to be successful in the 21st Century; and for outstanding facilities and resources. CESJDS is home to an educational program that combines learning with experiencing our rich traditions and with the acquisition of skills that enable our students to become successful and effective community members, leaders and workers.